I was in London, Ontario. My mum and I were out visiting some relatives at the time. I remember wishing I could cross over just to be on American soil.
Just to ..... to what? I really don't know. Just to show support. To show my love.
The weather the day we were at the Statue of Liberty was appropriate.
Right in the middle of this photos is the gap where the Twin Towers stood.
I'm not American. I have nothing but Scottish blood in me.
But I love this flag. I love what it represents.
It stirs my heart.
The Cemetery beside us here (in the previous post) hold the remains of a man who was killed in the Twin Towers that day. It's amazing to think that in this small corner of the globe, a family was directly affected by these events.
Today, we remember with horror and sadness the events of that day.
We pray for our soldiers every day - both British and American - but today, we'll remember them in a special way.
And we'll remember that great nation, the USA, which God has blessed in so many ways over the years. But 'to whom much has been given, much shall be required'. Like the UK, the USA has had great privileges. We also, then, have great, great responsibilities.
I fear neither nation can claim to be making good use of a wonderful heritage. That is frightening.
God bless families today who are still grieving the events of 9/11.